These delicious Southwest Quinoa Muffins are loaded with all your favorite Tex-Mex flavors and are as healthy as they are tasty. They're great as a game day snack, easy appetizer, or with a big bowl of chili.

These delicious Southwest Quinoa Muffins are loaded with all your favorite Tex-Mex flavors and are as healthy as they are tasty. They're great as a snack or with a big bowl of chili. | theendlessmeal.com

Friends! Today we're transforming quinoa into muffins. Aaaannd … it's awesome.

That's right, these healthy bites of quinoa are dotted with tasty black beans and sweet corn and held together with cheddar and queso. That's right, cheeeeze! Cinco de Mayo may be a month away, but let's rock our Mexican eats today. ?

These quinoa muffins are delish as an easy and healthy snack and perfect to bring along to a party. Maybe to your Easter dinner next week? I know southwest flavors and Easter dinner aren't traditionally best buds, but maybe it's cause they've never met. I think they'd get along well if given the chance.

If quinoa muffins and Easter are too much of a stretch, make these and a giant pot of chili and eat happy for days. And make sure to call me over. Chili + quinoa muffins = the best.

Video: how to make Southwest Quinoa Muffins {40 seconds}


These delicious Southwest Quinoa Muffins are loaded with all your favorite Tex-Mex flavors and are as healthy as they are tasty. They're great as a snack or with a big bowl of chili. | theendlessmeal.com

This is the kind of one-bowl, super easy recipe that makes me happy. Just like you can see in the video (??) all the ingredients get dumped into one bowl, mixed around, then squashed into a muffin tin. A quick bake in the oven and you've made yourself quinoa muffins.

These guys are a little bit crumbly, a little bit cheesy, a touch sweet from the corn and overall delicious. If you're looking for a cornbread-ish muffin that ups the healthy factor, this is it.

Dig in, my friends!

These delicious Southwest Quinoa Muffins are loaded with all your favorite Tex-Mex flavors and are as healthy as they are tasty. They're great as a snack or with a big bowl of chili. | theendlessmeal.com

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Healthy Southwest Quinoa Muffins

  • Author: Kristen Stevens | The Endless Meal
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American

Recipe Video


Description

These delicious Southwest Quinoa Muffins are loaded with all your favorite Tex-Mex flavors and are as healthy as they are tasty. They're great as a snack or with a big bowl of chili.


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 115 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup grated cheddar
  • 1/2 cup crumbled queso
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  1. Place the quinoa in a pot with 2 cups of water and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 12-cup muffin tin.
  3. Mix all the ingredients, including the cooked quinoa, together in a large bowl. Divide between the 12 muffin cups and press the tops down firmly. You can wet your hands with a little oil to help stop the quinoa from sticking to them. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
  4. Let the quinoa muffins cool for 5 minutes before you carefully remove them from the muffin tin. Set aside on a cooling rack to cool completely.